Why I Walk
John Moeller

Decorah, Iowa

I’ve been walking forever, I guess. I grew up walking to school (both elementary and high school 10 blocks or so from my house). I had a morning paper route, which I either walked or rode my bike. I’ve also walked to work at every job I’ve had.

I walk for a number of reasons. First, I walk to avoid driving. I am cheap and I hate to spend money on gas. And even before I was paying much attention to sustainability it just seemed wrong to drive when I could walk. Second, I walk for exercise and as one way to control my weight. Third, I walk through town to observe all that is going on.